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Federal Government Declares Public Holidays to Mark Eid el-Fitr Celebration



Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 21 and Monday, April 24, 2023, as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid el-Fitr celebration.

The announcement was made by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the Federal Government.

According to a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Dr M.L. Shuaib Belgor, the Minister congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.

He called on all Muslims to imbibe and practise the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).

Aregbesola urged all Muslims to maintain and improve upon the self-restraint, self-denial, sacrifice and deep spiritual consciousness that accompanied the fasting period in order to be better people and true worshippers.

He also assured that the President was fully committed to a peaceful transition of government following successful elections.

The government is also committed to the provision of security for the life and property of every citizen and foreigner in the country.

The Minister commended all security agencies for their successes in the fight against criminals across the country.

He urged Nigerians to be part of the nation’s security architecture by being vigilant and reporting suspicious individuals and activities to law enforcement agencies nearest to them, noting that security is everybody’s responsibility.

He also admonished Nigerians to report suspicious activities and persons to the N-Alert application.